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Hometown: Brockport, NY (but I did attend 3 high schools in NY, OR and IL)
Favorite Book: Good to Great by Jim Collins.
Most Underrated Movie: Chef by Jon Favreau – maybe because I’m a foodie.
Why Boston: One word – Fenway! Boston is a great sports city and even if you are not a big baseball fan, a visit to Fenway Park is a unique and fun experience. Also Boston is a great city of neighborhoods with a variety of cuisines, nightlife, historical and cultural offerings! Boston is a city rich in American colonial history and architecture as well as groundbreaking life science research contributing to its world-class health care.
Favorite Food: I have a serious sweet tooth!
Advice to Applicants: Just remember – it’s a match to be made not a race to be won! The college admission process will be exciting and daunting at the same time but there are so many resources and experts (like the team at Suffolk) to help. Just be honest and true to who you are and take advantage of the college experience once you enroll – it’s life changing.
Hometown: Essex Junction, VT
Favorite Books: (This is tough!) Some favorites are Miracle in the Andes, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Goldfinch and All the Light We Cannot See
Most Underrated Movie: The Intouchables
Why Boston: I love the history here, exploring different neighborhoods, and how walkable the city is. There is so much to do from watching sporting events, going to the theater, the symphony, concerts, and trying new restaurants.
Favorite Food: Anything Italian or Thai
Advice to Applicants: When beginning your college search think about what criteria is important to you; available majors, location, size and anything else that is essential in finding the right fit for you. Visit your top schools and ask questions! Lastly, give yourself enough time to fill out and double check your application.
Hometown: South Bend, Indiana
Counselor Assignment: Parts of Metrowest Boston; Cape Cod and Islands
Favorite Books: The Prince of Tides, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Unbroken
Most Underrated Movies: Radio Days, The Princess Bride, The Way Way Back
Why Boston: So much history, and close proximity to the ocean, plus great food and sports teams
Favorite Foods: neopolitan pizza, tex mex anything, fresh baked bread
Advice to Applicants: Be engaged in the college search and selection process, but keep your cool and have faith that all will turn out well…it will.
Hometown: Ankeny, Iowa
Counselor Assignment: Western Europe (excluding Spain and France), Africa
Favorite Book: The Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Most Underrated Movie: “The Prestige”
Why Madrid: Suffolk’s branch in Spain offers students a unique opportunity to start their university studies abroad. All the coursework is equivalent to what students study in Boston: classes in English, fully-accredited American university program - with the added advantage of cultural and linguistic immersion to broaden horizons and get a global perspective. Madrid is an exciting capital city, and since there are no classes on Fridays, students can explore other parts of Spain and spend weekends travelling around Europe, too.
Favorite Food: I live in Spain – so everything from traditional paella and Spanish omelet to new fusion.
Advice to Applicants: Read your email and keep in touch. Most of our communication is by email, so be sure to check on the status of your application and sign up to attend our showcase events to take a tour and talk to current students.
Hometown: Lisbon, CT
Counselor Assignment: Connecticut, and all recruitment for the Art & Design programs
Favorite Books: Books like Ishmael by Daniel Quinn and 1984 by George Orwell because they make you question everything, Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino for the imagination and The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh for fun and of course flowers!
Most Underrated Movie: I will watch White Christmas year-round! Midnight in Paris and Across the Universe are also big favorites!
Why Boston: Boston stole my heart the moment I had stepped on Suffolk’s campus my freshman year. Boston is a place that is consistently moving forward and keeping up with the times but doesn’t lose touch with its roots. It is a perfect balance of old and new, and pavement and parks. It’s big, but compact, you can walk the city end to end but see something new each time. It is so easy to fall in love with the city of Boston, especially when you get to be in the center of it all!
Favorite Food: Is all food an option? I love to eat and try new things. There’s very little that I will turn my nose up to.
Advice to Applicants: Make sure to visit campuses and spend some time walking around. Find out what there is to do and what students like to get involved in. There are so many opportunities and programs to take advantage of. Reach out to all of us as well, it can be a lot to process and we’re here to help!
Hometown: North Andover, MA
Counselor Assignment: Transfer Students
Favorite Book: Tuesdays with Morrie
Most Underrated Movie: Horrible Bosses
Why Boston: Boston is home to some of the best universities in the world. It's where people come to receive and immaculate education. Boston is heavily populated with college students, which makes it a very young and fun city.
Favorite Food: Chicken Marsala with lots and lots of pasta
Advice to Applicants: Apply early! This shows us that you have done your college research in a timely manner and are excited about Suffolk.
Hometown: Chepachet, RI
Counselor Assignment: New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands
Favorite Book: The "A Song of Ice and Fire" series
Most Underrated Movie: I'm not ashamed to say that I thought "How to Train Your Dragon" was pretty awesome, even if I was eighteen when I saw it.
Why Boston: Having gone to college in a rural environment and grown up in an even more rural one, I was eager to experience living and working in one of the most historic and culturally diverse cities in the country. There are worse things than walking through the Boston Common every day to get to work.
Favorite Food: Definitely pizza, you can put pretty much anything on it.
Advice to Applicants: I've noticed that many high school students don't give themselves enough credit. They don't include in their application that they babysit every day after school, have a part-time job, or play recreational sports because they assume it isn't interesting enough. If you do it, we'd like to know about it; your application is intended to go beyond just who you are as a student.
Hometown: Somerville, MA
Counselor Assignment: Southern California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey
Favorite Book: The Diary of Frida Kahlo
Most Underrated Movie: Restless (a film by Gus van Sant)
Why Boston: It’s the backdrop for a thriving music scene, lots of fascinating history, and innovative technological advances, all within a walking distance!
Favorite Food: Baconnnnnnn
Advice to Applicants: Your teacher recommendation doesn’t have to come from the teacher who gave you an A; it could come from a teacher who has seen you struggle and work hard for a B. Most importantly, it should be from a teacher who knows you very well!
Hometown: North Andover, Massachusetts
Counselor Assignment: Massachusetts (Milton, Lexington, Waltham, and Berkshire County), New York, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.
Favorite Books: A Song of Ice & Fire series
Most Underrated Movie: Stardust or (favorite but not underrated) Whiplash
Why Boston: We’re an intimate, personal city with countless opportunities around every corner, and filled to the brim with endless cultural, historical and artistic experiences
Favorite Food: Any variation of a potato
Advice to Applicants: A little personal touch goes a long way – you don’t need endless pages of activities to stand out. Reach out, make contact, make yourself unique!
Hometown: Salem, NH
Favorite Books: Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut has always been a favorite, and anything written by Brett Easton Ellis.
Most Underrated Movies: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Why Boston: Boston is an amazing city full of art, history and culture. It’s home to an ever-growing population of college students and an endless list of things to try and explore. Boredom just isn’t an option!
Favorite Foods: ice cream sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, milk shakes… did I mention ice cream?
Advice to Applicants: College is a fun, exciting, and transformational time of your life – ENJOY the search process! Visit campuses, ask lots of questions, chat with current students and be true to your passions and dreams. We look forward to helping you along the way!
Hometown: Ringwood, New Jersey
Counselor Assignment: Northern California
Favorite Book: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Most Underrated Movie: The Fountain (Film by Darren Aronofsky)
Why Boston: I’ve lived in Boston for many years, and there is always something new for me to discover. The history, diversity, attitude, food, music, art and culture make this the best place to call home.
Favorite Food: Macaroni and Cheese (with plenty of hot sauce)
Advice to Applicants: Be yourself. Spend less time trying to figure out a secret admissions formula and spend more time letting us get to know you better. You are more than just your GPA and test scores.
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Counselor Assignment: South and Central America, Caribbean, and Middle East
Favorite Book: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Most Underrated Movie: Gosford Park
Why Boston: One word, diversity. You can find any type of food, cultural event, distinct neighborhood, etc. It is all close enough and getting around is as easy as walking from spot to spot.
Favorite Food: ALL TYPES
Advice to Applicants: Take time with your Essay. Make sure to Draft, Draft, and Draft. We enjoy learning about you. Remember that this might be the only piece of your application where your personal voice comes through. Make it concise and allow it to flow nicely. When effectively and properly written, it can be the best part of reading an application.
Hometown: Newton, MA
Counselor Assignment: Massachusetts (Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Concord, Wellesley, Quincy and Plymouth County), Texas, Colorado
Favorite Book: The Best Advice I Ever Got by Katie Couric
Most Underrated Movie: The American President
Why Boston: Boston is the perfect college city! You’ll not only find great food, culture, history, activities and of course sports teams, but you’ll be surrounded by students your age and have so many opportunities to meet new people.
Favorite Food: Ice cream and tortellini
Advice to Applicants: Don’t underestimate the power of the essay. The essay is the only chance we have in the application to really get a sense of who you are. That being said, the essay doesn’t have to be an elaborate story, it just needs to be about something you care about and are passionate about. Also, remember to breathe and relax- you will make it through this college search process.
Hometown: Southbury, CT
Counselor Assignment: Massachusetts (Essex, Franklin, and Worcester counties); Florida
Favorite Book: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Most Underrated Movie: Must Love Dogs
Why Boston: Even though over 600,000 people live in the city, Boston still feels intimate and welcoming. It’s so easy to navigate and you never feel like you get lost in the crowd. There’s such a sense of community and pride here.
Favorite Food: Pasta
Advice to Applicants: Try to visit all of the schools to which you are applying. Reading about a school online is not the same as stepping on campus and getting a feel for the community, culture and city. Once you’re on campus, you’ll be able to better determine if this is the place where you want to spend the next four years of your life! (And we hope you will!)
Hometown: Westwood, MA
Counselor Assignment: Massachusetts (Norfolk and Bristol County), Rhode Island, Asia, Eastern Europe, Australia, New Zealand, France, and Spain
Favorite Book: Suite Française by Irene Nemirovsky
Most Underrated Movie: Amelie
Why Boston: Boston is very historic and fun. I can easily go from lunch at the Boston Public Library to an exhibit at the MFA to a Red Sox game in the same day! It also helps that we're the city of Champions!
Favorite Food: Lasagna
Advice to Applicants: Be proactive about your application. Contact your counselor, attend your high school visit, go to open house. Discover the place where you will spend the next 4 years.